Hawkins earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2002, graduating summa cum laude and with University and Foundation Honors. She read for her M.S. in Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2005. She is currently working towards a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, also at Caltech.
Hawkins is currently studying chemical engineering in the area of metabolic engineering in yeast with an emphasis on inducible promoter systems and other strategies for fine-tuning expression of recombinant enzymes / proteins. She is primarily working to produce benzylisoquinoline alkaloids in S. cerevisiae, but has also constructed yeast strains which exhibit modified responses from the GAL promoter and is pursuing other RNA-based strategies for regulation by small molecules in vivo.
Kristy enjoys reading (during cardio), cross-stitching, and hiking.
Effect of the shoulder position on the biceps brachii EMG in different dumbbell curls.(Research article)(Electromyography)(Report)
Mar 01, 2009; Introduction Resistance training exercises are mostly applied to overload the musculoskeletal system, leading to the accelerated...
Fun 'n' gun: needing bigger arms to match his prodigious frame, Gunter Schlierkamp went on the offensive with this high-powered biceps and triceps superset scheme.(TRAINING)
Jan 01, 2006; People are still talking about my high level of conditioning at the 2005 Mr. Olympia. I finished fourth, but my improvement over...